Notice how many of them are no longer in Congress? And We the People still hate it, more now than before it was passed. It’s time for Republicans and those Democrats who like their cushy perks of Office to abort ObamaCare.
Archive for the ‘Health’ Category
Posted by John Hitchcock on 2014/08/02
An “women’s health clinic” (read: abortion mill) got closed down because it grossly failed its health inspection. A Planned Parenthood abortion mill in Northeast Ohio got a big, fat fine because it failed its health inspection.
It’s not like it was a surprise what they needed to do. They have all the regulations available to them. It’s an open-book exam. And, apparently, an open-and-shut case.
(I’m allowed to mix my metaphors because my brother’s the University English professor, not me.)
Posted by John Hitchcock on 2014/07/20
In light of Senate Democrats’ 100 percent vote to allow abortion on demand until the day a child is born, in an attempt to stop the various States from enacting any restrictions or protections, I have decided to reprint an article I wrote in 2012.
My name is Gianna Jessen… I was aborted, and I did not die. My biological mother was 7 months pregnant when she went to Planned Parenthood in southern California, and they advised her to have a late-term saline abortion.
A saline abortion is a solution of salt saline that is injected into the mother’s womb. The baby then gulps the solution. It burns the baby inside and out, and then the mother is to deliver a dead baby within 24 hours.
This happened to me! I remained in the solution for approximately 18 hours and was delivered ALIVE… in a California abortion clinic. There were young women in the room who had already been given their injections and were waiting to deliver dead babies. When they saw me the abortionist was not yet on duty and had me transferred to the hospital.
I should be blind, burned… I should be dead! And yet, I live! Due to a lack of oxygen supply during the abortion I live with cerebral palsy.
When I was diagnosed with this, all I could do was lie there. They said that was all I would ever do! Through prayer and hard work by my foster mother, I was walking at age 3 ½ with the help of a walker and leg braces. At that time I was also adopted into a wonderful family. Today I am left only with a slight limp. I no longer have need of a walker or leg braces.
…Death did not prevail over me… and I am so thankful!
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Claire Culwell’s April 2010 story from Stand For Life:
Putting a Face To What You’re Fighting ForBy Claire Culwell
A year ago, when I was 21 years old, I met the woman who gave birth to me. I had always dreamed about the day I would meet her, and it NEVER involved the most significant part of it all…learning that I was an ABORTION SURVIVOR. She was 13 years old when she became pregnant with me and the only option she knew of (according to her mother) was abortion. She proceeded to go to an abortion clinic nearby where she had an abortion. A few weeks later she realized she was still pregnant and decided to go to an out-of-state late-term abortion clinic to have a second abortion. During her examination at the late-term abortion clinic, she was told that she had been pregnant with TWINS. One was aborted, and one survived. She was also told that it was too late to have even a late-term abortion. She decided to give me up for adoption when I was born two weeks later. If you ask her now, she will tell you that if she had known the results of abortion vs. adoption, she would have gone straight to the adoption agency instead. Putting me up for adoption (and giving me the best family I can imagine) was a life-changing decision for all of us.
Because of the abortion, I was born 2 ½ months premature and weighed 3 lbs 2 oz. I was on life support and had to stay in the hospital for 2 ½ months until I could be brought home. My hips were dislocated and my feet were turned (because during the abortion, the sac that held my body together was broken) and when I was brought home I had 2 casts on my feet and a harness. I was put in a body cast for 4 months, and I didn’t walk until I was over 2 years old. It still affects me even today.
[continue reading at the above link]
And Claire Culwell’s amazing 2011 video:
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Posted by Yorkshire on 2014/07/03
The Obama-Cloward-Piven Strategy – Flood the US with Illegals and claim a humanitarian crisis. This is what it is on its face, a Progressive Attack to bring the US down. As I read, 50,000 kids one day and did not gather on their own to move North. Now Nancy Progressive Communist Peelousy is saying we must absorb these somewhat disease ridden kids and embrace them. That is if you have had all your shots.
The Central American Children Invasion was Premeditated by the Obama MalAdministration
This was ISSUED in January, 29, 2014 The anticipated release date of the solicitation is March 3, 2014. The solicitation closing date will be thirty (30) days after release of the Request for Proposal (RFP).
Part of this Reads:
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), a component of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), has a continuing and mission critical responsibility for accepting custody of Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) from U.S. Border Patrol and other Federal agencies and transporting these juveniles to Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) shelters located throughout the continental United States. ICE is seeking the services of a responsible vendor that shares the philosophy of treating all UAC with dignity and respect, while adhering to standard operating procedures and policies that allow for an effective, efficient, and incident free transport. The Contractor shall provide unarmed escort staff, including management, supervision, manpower, training, certifications, licenses, drug testing, equipment, and supplies necessary to provide on-demand escort services for non-criminal/non-delinquent unaccompanied alien children ages infant to 17 years of age, seven (7) days a week, 365 days a year. Transport will be required for either category of UAC or individual juveniles, to include both male and female juveniles. There will be approximately 65,000 UAC in total: 25% local ground transport, 25% via ICE charter and 50% via commercial air. Escort services include, but are not limited to, assisting with: transferring physical custody of UAC from DHS to Health and Human Services (HHS) care via ground or air methods of transportation (charter or commercial carrier), property inventory, providing juveniles with meals, drafting reports, generating transport documents, maintaining/stocking daily supplies, providing and issuing clothing as needed, coordinating with DHS and HHS staff, travel coordination, limited stationary guard services to accommodate for trip disruptions due to inclement weather, faulty equipment, or other exigent circumstances. In emergency situations, the Contractor shall be called on to provide temporary shelter locations (such as trailers) with shower facilities for juveniles who are pending placement with HHS when bed space is unavailable nationwide for extended periods of time. The Contractor shall provide temporary guard services and other support as necessary during these emergencies.
In addition, the Contractor shall have personnel who are able to communicate with juveniles in their own designated language(s). While this may not require each employee to be fluent in all of the encountered languages, personnel should have access to and knowledge of translation services.
All of this is at the address above.
Posted by Dana Pico on 2012/05/20
This story has been making its way around the blogosphere. This one from Donald Douglas:
Jeez, this dude needs to put on a raincoat — either that, or keep it holstered permanently.
See the Los Angeles Times, “Man who had 30 kids with 11 women wants child-support break” (via Memeorandum)
As Darleen Click put it, “Dependency is the new freedom . . . .”
I have seen this story floating around, and while the irresponsibility of Desmond Hatchett is obvious, what I haven’t seen is anyone asking:
- Don’t the women involved have any responsibility for contraception; and
- Just what kind of self-respect do the ladies in question have if they are copulating with a guy who has been fornicating with that many other women?
The feminists who normally comment on just about anything relating to sex and families have been notably quiet: Amanda Marcotte has, at least thus far, said nothing, Feministing has been completely silent, despite having an article up about maternal health still being a feminist issue, and is concerned about the possible sexism on a picture of a woman riding two dolphins, Melissa McEwan was very busy condemning those who are concerned about the recent demographic news that more non-white babies were born in the US than white ones, including a condemnation of anybody who is in any way critical of contraception, yet hadn’t a word about the Hatchett case, and Think Progress and the Lost Kos and the Delaware Liberal were all silent.
Why? Well, if any of our friends on the left even questioned this case, it would raise questions about the women’s responsibility as well as the man’s. Thirty children by eleven different women means that most of these women had to have multiple children by the same man to whom they were not married and could not support. Were our friends on the left to raise this topic, it would call into question their abandonment of the apparently quaint and surely anti-feminist notion that sex has natural consequences, that women bear the greater burden of these consequences, and the old-fashioned norms that women shouldn’t screw around were for their own protection and well-being.
Contraception? It’s inexpensive and widely available. Abortion? Yes, I would like to outlaw it, but it is still perfectly legal, and a large city like Knoxville, Tennessee (which is the home of the University of Tennessee) has two abortion clinics, with inexpensive fees, along with a link to an organization which can help poor women with those fees.
Dr Douglas concluded:
And it is. The report indicates that some of the mothers of Hatchett’s children get as little as $1.50 a month. Somewhere along the way, probably as early as the first child, Hatchett and his hookups were relying on government to pay for their children, the hospital costs, for example (and pre-natal care), and unless the mothers are living with family members and self-sufficient, there’s no doubt that the kids are being supported through public assistance. Indeed, that’s why the county is all over this dude to get with the program. And I can guarantee you that if you say one word about the breakdown of individual responsibility in this case you’ll be attacked as racist. It’s almost unbelievable to think about what’s happened to this country. That’s almost unbelievable. As long as marriage is ridiculed by the enlightened progressive, and as these same left-wing idiots insist on perverting the institution through gay marriage radicalism, things will only get worse before they get better.
The county “is all over this dude to get with the program?” How? He makes minimum wage which, if the reports are accurate, means he is making $7.25 an hour, or $15,080 a year. Supposedly half of his income is being taken for child support, but, divided among thirty children, doesn’t go very far. If some of the children’s mothers get $1.50 a month, the administrative costs alone are higher than what the recipients get.
The war on women? It was waged with not by Republican policies, but with Desmond Hatchett’s dick, and the people who are suffering the casualties are the eleven women who have children for whom they receive virtually no child support (they were willing casualties), for the thirty children growing up without their scumbag father, and the taxpayers who are going to have to pay for the irresponsibility of Mr Hatchett and his eleven sluts.
Cross posted on THE FIRST STREET JOURNAL.
Posted by John Hitchcock on 2012/05/12
Naomi faces a fate worse than the almost assured death before the age of five that she previously faced. It is absolutely horrendous, as the Puff Ho commenters made very clear. She is being forcefully made healthy and whole, against the wishes of the Leftists at Puff Ho. She is gaining weight from her previous 2-year-old, 14 pound condition, against the wishes of the Leftists at Puff Ho. Her fate of a healthy life and a long, healthy future is far worse than her all-but-guaranteed death by emaciation she had previously faced, according to the Leftists at Puff Ho.
What am I talking about? Bristol Palin, that evil hypocritical Christian Conservative Republican of the Palin lineage, in the Reagan mold, the adopted sister of Jesus Himself, linked to an article written by her co-author Nancy French, another evil Christian Conservative Republican and adopted sister of Jesus Himself.
What was Nancy’s crime that got the Liberal blogosphere all incensed? She and her Christian husband had the audacity to adopt a 2 year old, 14 pound Ethiopian girl and rescue her from certain death. As far as the Leftosphere is concerned, it would have been better for Naomi, the black emaciated Ethiopian girl, to have died than to be raised by white Christian Conservative adoptive parents!
The next time some arrogant arse like Perry Hood of Lewes, Delaware arrogantly ignores all facts in order to accuse Republicans of raaaaacism because we disagree with Obama’s Socialist agenda, remind that arrogant arse just who the racists truly are. It’s the Liberals. It’s the Democrats (as shown in my left-hand side-bar). It’s why I have a link-list specifically dedicated to “race traitors”, a name Liberals give to all non-white Conservatives.
It is to spit.
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Posted by John Hitchcock on 2012/05/12
Bristol Palin, whose blog I very highly recommend reading, is wise beyond her years. It has been rumored that she is shacking up with her current boyfriend. She has directly confronted and denied that salacious rumor. She has come out against shacking up before marriage and has used statistics to back up her position. In her conclusion statement, she wrote:
These so-called “trial marriages” hurt men, women, and children. So, all of you girls who’ve said yes to sex in the wrong context know this: you don’t have to say yes to living with someone in the wrong context too.
I guess it’s unanimous. Because now we have the Bible, the New York Times, and even Beyonce suggesting the best way to secure relationship success is to… “put a ring on it.”
Of course, many hateful, vindictive Leftists had to come out of the woodwork to attack her. How dare she, an unwed mother who got herself pregnant as a teenager, declare that shacking up is wrong! I responded to one such vindictive, hateful Leftist who goes by the online moniker “jessicaski” to prove how idiotic her hateful, vindictive attack was.
May 11, 2012 at 11:25 am
Since when do you have a no sex before marriage policy? Pretty sure sex comes before the baby…
John Hitchcock says:
May 12, 2012 at 2:09 am
Since when did you determine recovering drug addicts have no right to tell people to say no to drugs?
Since when did you decide that convicted felons in prison cannot participate in the “scared straight” programs to keep young first-time offenders out of prison?
Since when did you determine only sinless people can tell others not to sin?
Since when did you decide it was not okay for someone to say “don’t make the same horrible mistakes I made”?
Seriously, Jessica, grow up and quit being a petulant brat.
It is very easy to see the vengeful hatred coming from the hypocritical libertine Leftists. And it is very easy to call them out on their vengeful, hypocritical, dishonest, libertine hatred. But let’s look at some numbers, shall we?
75% of children/adolescents in chemical dependency hospitals are from single-parent families. (Center for Disease Control, Atlanta, GA)
1 out of 5 children have a learning, emotional, or behavioral problem due to the family system changing. (National Center for Health Statistics)
More than one half of all youths incarcerated for criminal acts lived in one-parent families when they were children. (Children’s Defense Fund)
63% of suicides are individuals from single parent families (FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin – Investigative Aid)
“Separation, divorce and unmarried parenthood seemed to be a high risk for children/adolescents in these families for the development of suicidal behavior”. (Atilla Turgay, M.D.American Psychiatric Association’s Scientific Meeting, May 1994)
75% of teenage pregnancies are adolescents from single parent homes (Children in need: Investment Strategies…Committee for Economic Development)
“Gang recruitment is a powerful lure for the products of broken homes and single-parent households” as gang members are likely to “receive little guidance or attention from family members at home.” (Chicago Crime Commission Report,1995)
From the Daily Mail (UK):
On crime, [Iain Duncan Smith] said children from broken homes were more than twice as likely to live in poverty than two-parent families.
‘Only 30 per cent of young offenders grew up with both parents. Children from broken homes are nine times more likely to become young offenders.’
He added: ‘This is not some abstract debate. Family life affects all of us – what happens on our streets; in our communities; and in our economy. What you learn from a very early age has a great deal to say about the person you will eventually become and the life you lead.’
It is very clear statistically that children in single-parent households are far more likely to have emotional problems, much more likely to commit suicide, much more likely to commit crimes, much more likely to join gangs than children in traditional homes where the mother and father are both present. It’s an undeniable statistical fact.
From the California State Senate Republican Caucus (yes, there are Republicans in the Senate of the abysmally failed state of Kalifornia, but they’re as rare as a Bald Eagle in Dover):
- On average, children with married parents have higher grade point averages and test higher than those in other family structures, the lowest being among children with divorced parents.4
- High school graduation rates for children from two-parent families reach 90 percent, while for children from never-married-mother families only 69 percent graduate.5
- Children in divorced families are nearly twice as likely to be expelled from school than those in married families, and children in single-parent, never-married families are over four times likely to be expelled.6
- Rates of incarceration among those raised by one parent only are twice as high as for those raised in intact married-parent families.7
- Both substance abuse and early sexual activity are associated with a single parent upbringing, and women from single-mother families have about twice the chance of having a child out of marriage by age 20 than women from two-parent families.8
- Compared to adults raised in two-parent families, those raised in single-parent families earned, on average, $5,015 less per year than their peers.9
Clearly, children raised in two-parent families tend to exhibit behavior that better prepares them to be positive contributors to society, and this is borne out by comparisons of adults based on family structure.
From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (a Government agency):
Birth rates for unmarried women have varied fairly consistently by race and Hispanic origin. The rates for Hispanic women (106 births per 1,000 unmarried women in 2006) and black women (72 per 1,000) were highest. Birth rates for unmarried non-Hispanic white (32 per 1,000) and Asian or Pacific Islander (API) women (26 per 1,000) were much lower.
From Discover The Networks:
In mid-1960s America, the nation’s out-of-wedlock birth rate (which stood at 7.7 percent at the time) began a rapid and relentless climb across all demographic lines, a climb that would continue unabated until 1994, when the Welfare Reform Act put the brakes on that trend. Today the overall American illegitimacy rate is about 33 percent (26 percent for whites). For blacks, it hovers at near 70 percent—approximately three times the level of black illegitimacy that existed when the War on Poverty began in 1964.
Illegitimacy is an important issue because it has a great influence on all statistical indicators of a population group’s progress or decline. In 1987, for the first time in the history of any American racial or ethnic group, the birth rate for unmarried black women surpassed that for married black women, and that trend continued uninterrupted until the passage of welfare reform. The black out-of-wedlock birth rates in some inner cities now exceed 80 percent, and most of those mothers are teens. Because unmarried teenage mothers—whatever their race—typically have no steady employment, nearly 80 percent of them apply for welfare benefits within five years after giving birth to their first child. No group can withstand such a wholesale collapse of its family structure without experiencing devastating social consequences.
Crime rates are higher among those raised in single-parent households.
Suicide rates are higher among those raised in single-parent households.
Psychological problems are higher among those raised in single-parent households.
Poverty rates are higher among those born to single parents than those born to a father and mother.
Black women are more likely than white women to give birth outside wedlock.
Prior to the Republican-forced Welfare Reform that the Democrat Clinton vetoed twice before finally succumbing and signing when presented to him a third time, black out-of-wedlock child-birth surpassed in numbers black married child-birth.
As we know, the crime rate among the black population is much higher than among the white population, as is the incarceration rate. As the above very clearly shows, the black population is more likely to have out-of-wedlock births than married births. As the above also clearly shows, the black population is more likely to have out-of-wedlock births than the white or Asian populations. So it stands to reason that the drop-out rate, the crime rate, the poverty rate all are higher among the black population than the white population, as very clearly declared by the correlation to the lack of proper traditional family structure.
It is also worth noting that 97 percent of blacks and 70 percent of high school drop-outs voted for Barack Obama in 2008, when Obama got less than 55 percent of the popular vote.
You want to win the war on poverty? You want to win the war on crime? You want to win the war on illiteracy and educational failings? You want to win the war on mental health failings? Fight for traditional family structures, which are statistically proven to be far superior to anything else. Who fights for the traditional family structure? That would be Conservatives. Who fights against the traditional family structure? That would be Democrats and Libertine Leftists (but I repeat myself).
Stand on the side of statistical fact, and stand against the Libertine Left. (Doing the former will automatically mean doing the latter.)
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Posted by John Hitchcock on 2012/04/18
I have a food-aggressive dog. She’s very friendly (overly friendly) with people she knows and a loud-mouthed, barking coward with people she doesn’t know. She would never actually intentionally bite anyone, because she’s too cowardly. But people are afraid of loudly barking German Shepherds, and rightfully so. Okay, that was a side-point, but one that I used to tell you what kind of dog I have. I have a purebred German Shepherd. And she’s food-aggressive. Try to hand-feed her and next time you do that, you’ll be stump-feeding her. She’ll chomp down HARD on the hand that’s feeding her.
And she’s a Shep. She can do it. It can become an issue with neighbor children around, even though she’s tied up. So, I’ve come up with a plan to break her of her food-aggressivity. A former neighbor suggested I put her food on a plate and then hold a board across the plate so that she can only get so much of it. He said that would break her. So there’s one tip. But I’m not using that tip. It doesn’t really make sense to me, but he swore by it, so you can try it out if you want. I’m using an idea I came up with myself.
Necessity is the mother of inventions. And, while this doesn’t exactly qualify as an invention, it fits within that realm as it’s creative ingenuity. When my daughter just recently moved out, she left behind a good sized bag full of “small” dog biscuits. It says so right on the bag. “Small dog biscuits.” Miniature, microscopic, barely visible. Those terms are more fitting. I could hold 15 of those “small” biscuits in my hand and still close it to make a fist, they’re “small”.
So, I decided to use those tiny things to break my German Shepherd’s food-aggressivity. But I wasn’t going to hold them in my hand. I like my hand just the way it is, thank you very much. So, what to do? I went out to the shed and into my tool crate, and pulled out just what the doctor ordered: a pair of small vice grips.
Want to make your food-aggressive dog not food-aggressive? Here’s how to do it, the Truth Before Dishonor way. First you get yourself a large supply of far-too-small-for-your-dog dog biscuits. Securely tie your dog to a stake or a tree or what have you, where it cannot get free. Then you grab your vice grips. Setting your vice grips to a position where they grip the dog biscuit just well enough that it doesn’t fall out, place the tip of the tiny biscuit in the vice grips. Hold onto the very end of the vice grips. Stretch the dog biscuit out to where your dog is quite literally at the end of his rope and let him bite down wherever he wants to. And then repeat. Your dog will quickly realize he doesn’t want to bite the vice grips (they are not so soft as your hands) and will then start being very careful as to where he bites, only biting onto the food. And even grabbing the food with his mouth without actually biting it, in order to free it from the vice grips.
Repeat this process several times with the too-small-to-be filling dog biscuits. And then do it on several more days. Soon, your dog will automatically be careful as to where and what he bites, and you will no longer have a food-aggressive dog. (That’s my hope anyway. I’ve just begun the process, and the signs are there that she’s learning.)
Posted by DNW on 2011/09/30
While I have a moment here I might as well comment on a phenomenon I’ve noticed recently; though I make no claim that it is a necessarily recent phenomenon, nor that it is a widespread one. Just one that a potential variation from my normal habits caused me to take note of.
I think in the last several months it’s happened about oh, three or four times, maybe five times.
While driving to the office relatively late, and after not having eaten breakfast, it occurred to me to take advantage of the “drive-thru” at a McDonalds which is a couple miles from my house and which I pass by on my way to the office.
Now, I know it’s not exactly a healthy choice, and that even under time pressures, there are better alternatives. But I chose it anyway. See, I had a B-vitamin pill slurry sloshing nauseatingly around my otherwise empty stomach, and exemptions were justified. At least that’s what I told myself.
That said, there turned out to be no real reason for guilt after all. My new pathway to sin more resembled that of the kid who tries to buy beer and fails, than the one who succeeds.
For I was never able to force myself to bear the wait necessary to obtain said forbidden fruit. Why not? Well, in each instance there were nine or more cars lined up waiting to order. That’s why. The last two times, disbelieving what I was experiencing, I actually counted them: 13 and 11 respectively.
Now what this is all about is not really how many cars there were, nor my cholesterol saving impatience, but the socially significant fact of who was in all those cars that blocked my way and prevented my from fall from dietary grace.
Other than the couple of guys in tradesman vans you might expect, those populating the queues of suppliants yearning for the Mikey D experience, were nearly all very late middle-aged, or just-elderly, women.
That’s who, figuratively speaking, elbowed me out of the food line. A bunch of grandmas.
What’s the world coming to when even Grandma can’t be trusted to do the right thing, while I do the wrong?
Now, if you want to split hairs, they are of course, technically speaking, free to eat whatever they like. And, if you insist on being a killjoy about it, I guess I don’t really even know for certain what it was that they were buying there at McDonalds, at 9:30 in the morning.
But it just kind of surprised me, and brought home more forcefully than ever, how the generations now living, even the older generations, are so thoroughly co-opted by, and apparently comfortable with, “the program”.
And … and … well, who can we rely on to do the right thing, if we can’t rely on America’s old ladies? I mean, shouldn’t they be pruning roses, or watering the raspberry patch, or interfering in vestry affairs, rather than spewing carbon monoxide into the atmosphere and shamelessly gorging themselves on Egg McMuffins?
Aren’t there even any sixties era types left who remain true to the “whole foods” movement, and who, as a result, do not conspicuously clog up the McDonalds’ drive-thru??
They must still exist somewhere! Just look at how many Democrats continue to be elected.
I guess it’s just that they, and their McDonalds, are found in another part of town …
Posted by John Hitchcock on 2011/09/18
So I’m on the NewsMax mailing list and I get this email from NewsMax Health with the header being, among other things, “Hunger triggers anger.” And I think to myself “well, duh.” Ya see, there is this little family history where certain members of the family get “the shakes” on occasion and need food NOW! My mother has it. I have it. My daughter has it.
Now, when we say we need food NOW, that is not an invitation to discuss dinner plans or options on what to cook and eat in 45 minutes. That’s a requirement to get something into our gullets immediately if not sooner. And if you take it as an opportunity to discuss dinner or to ask about a person in our charge while we need food NOW, you will definitely get your head chewed off and then we’ll find something to eat and instantly be fine again.
You might get an apology from us after the fact. You might not. Since you were the one that caused the explosion. But when “the shakes” come, and it is a quite rare event (it’s happened to me 6 times or so in the last 10 years) that demands very immediate attention. And our nerves are extraordinarily on edge to the point of explosion with the wrong input.
Does hunger trigger anger? I say it depends on the form of the hunger, but it most definitely can. And you don’t want to get my Irish up or I could go native and add another scalp to my collection.
Posted by John Hitchcock on 2011/09/16
That is the question Washington DC schools are about to get answered. Because Washington DC has a far too high teen pregnancy rate. So obviously the kids don’t know enough about sex and condoms, right? That’s the standard Liberal answer. Not enough knowledge. The DC schools will test 5th graders on human sexuality, contraception, and drug use in the Spring of 2012, because they obviously don’t know enough, at 11 years old, about being safely sexually active. But as RS McCain points out, it wasn’t a heavy amount of knowledge teens had in 1948 but rather a much stronger moral value which kept teen pregnancy from being the out of control problem it is today.
There was a stigma attached to extra-marital sexual activity back in 1948, and rightfully so, for social, economic, and health reasons. There was a stigma attached to drug use as well. But the modern Left, in all their brilliance, decided to rid the public of its very healthy stigmatization of immoral and very unhealthy life choices. What did that bring us? Broken homes, single parent households dependent on government handouts, high drop-out rates, an exploding drug problem, an explosion in STDs, and a generally decadent society.
Children don’t need to learn all about sexuality before they’re even old enough to date. Children don’t need to learn the “how to”s. That’s not the problem and that’s not the answer. A little old fashioned morality and Personal Responsibility (which is hated by Liberals) would go a long way in repairing all the damage the Leftist “stigma free zone” has wrought upon us. And it would help fix our Federal, State, and Local Budget problems as fewer people would be leeching off the taxpayers.
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Posted by John Hitchcock on 2011/06/17
News out of Ohio, from the Susan B Anthony List (reprinted with permission):
An Ohio judge has ruled that a Planned Parenthood clinic violated state law in a case involving a 14 year old girl impregnated by her 22 year old soccer coach. Ohio state law requires a doctor to meet with a woman seeking an abortion at least 24 hours before actually performing the procedure to discuss abortion alternatives. Not only did Planned Parenthood of Southwest Ohio break this requirement, it also failed to report the occurrence of statutory rape as required by law.
The girl’s attorney, Brian Hurly, summarized the victory, and the larger issue, well by saying, “The health and safety of young girls is more important than Planned Parenthood’s desire to perform an abortion.”
Creative Minority Report adds this:
So they didn’t wait 24 hours, they didn’t go over abortion alternatives, and they didn’t report a rape which they are required to do by law. Hey, remember how Planned Parenthood said that all those Lila Rose vids were edited and she was a big fat liar. Well, the court just found that they were doing exactly what we all knew they’ve been doing.
I would also like to add those people who called Live Action, Lila Rose, and Andrew Breitbart big fat liars in their reporting on Planned Parenthood’s criminal activities to the list of people who need to apologize and admit they were being honest and forthright.
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